Overnight Sensation …

We can’t guarantee that reading the following two items scheduled to post during the next 16 hours will make tomorrow’s election go your way, but it’s better method than relying on the Supreme Court to decide the outcome.

Relient K Visited By Holiday Spirit – It’s been a busy year for Ohio quintet Relient K: co-headlining the , headlining the just-wrapped Uncle Fest Tour and now joining tobyMac on the road for some holiday flavored fun.

Lo-Lo-Lo-Lo Locksley – The four-piece band that derives much of its sound from British Invasion groups, signs on to open for Kinkster Ray Davies.

Link-O-Rama …

Ozzy Osbourne crowned “Living Legend” at Marshall Classic Rock Roll Of Honour Awards – The Telegraph U.K.

Stories about foul language, rantings and guns mark today’s testimony in Phil Spector’s retrial for murder. Gosh, it’s almost like déjà vu all over again – San Diego Union-Tribune / Associated Press

Benoit David, the tribute band singer filling in for an ailing Jon Anderson on this fall’s Yes tour, says he’s just going to be himself – CBC

Wanna know what weirds out “Weird Al” Yankovic? Censorship – The New York Times (registration may be required)

Members of The Hold Steady learn how to smile – Associated Press

Do rock stars have more alien encounters than the rest of us? – The Times Online U.K.

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

American rapper Aaron Smith, otherwise known as Shwayze, updates today with a club and theatre tour running now through just a few days before Christmas. New dates include December 3 in Boise, Idaho, at Knitting Factory Concert House; December 7 in Flagstaff, Arizona, at The Orpheum Theater; December 11 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, at Black Sheep and December 22 in Cleveland, Ohio, at the Agora Theatre. Other towns on the routing include Denver, St. Louis, St. Paul, Milwaukee and Pontiac.

Last week’s HotStar, Carrie Rodriguez, adds a couple of new ones – December 19 in Fall River, Massachusetts, at Narrows Center For The Arts, and April 8 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, at the Varsity Theatre.

The Wailers also have a couple of new dates – January 16 in Minneapolis at First Avenue, and January 28 in Boone, North Carolina, at Appalachian State University.

And we have a very hefty update for “Dancing With The Stars.” Playing just about every arena in North America, look for all that footloose actions at the San Diego Sports Arena on December 17; The Orleans Arena in Las Vegas on December 20; the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on January 2 and the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan, on January 11. Other stops include Sacramento, San Jose, Kansas City, Cleveland, Cincinnati, St. Louis, Orlando, Tampa, DC and Atlantic City.

During the day we also updated the schedules for Elbow, Forever The Sickest Kids, Mongrel, Mercury Rev, Tab Benoit, Brooks & Dunn, Mike Ness, Big Head Todd & The Monsters, Lamb Of God, Billy Joel, Matisyahu, The Tommy Castro Band, Shemekia Copeland, Los Lobos, Soul Asylum, The Manhattan Transfer, plus thousands of bands and artists, all of which urge you to vote early, and vote often.

That wraps up today’s adventure in stalking the elusive confirmed concert date. Thank you for your support and we hope to see your face in our place tomorrow. G’night!